Foreign Investment & Investment in Real Estate


from April 12 to April 13, 2019

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  • 2019-04-12 08:30:00 2019-04-13 18:00:00 Europe/London Foreign Investment & Investment in Real Estate SOFIA, BULGARIA UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA in collaboration with the Supreme Bar Council (SBC) and the Sofia Bar Council (Sofia BC), with the support of RICS Spain

One of the main objectives of the European Union is the creation of an opportunity for free movement of people, goods and capital and real guarantees for this free movement. This objective is still relevant today and its achievement is one of the prerequisites for the development of the EU and of each member country. In times of globalization of the modern economy, the development of national economies in isolation, only in the territorial boundaries of the state, can not provide the necessary and expected by the people standard of living. That is why the European Union and each Member State are making efforts to create the necessary conditions for attracting foreign investment by creating an appropriate environment to stimulate and facilitate investment. Financial and economic incentives are not sufficient to attract foreign investment unless there is real legal stability - clear legal framework, transparent and predictable judiciary, real and consistent application of the rule of law in all spheres of public relations.

The purpose of the seminar in Sofia is to meet Bulgarian and foreign lawyers who consult companies investing in different countries within and outside the EU to share their experience about the incentives and problems for foreign investment and the way they deal with the problems.

In the second part of the seminar we will pay particular attention to investment in real estate. We will share experience and make a comparative analysis of the legislation of the foreign investment regime in Bulgaria and other EU countries as well as in non-EU countries. Lecturers will be lawyers from Spain, Greece, Brazil, Bulgaria and other countries who have real practical experience in foreign investment. Representatives of the Bulgarian Investment Agency, the Ministry of Economy and other state bodies as well as representatives of the business - the Association of Commercial Banks in Bulgaria and the Industrial Capital Unions in Bulgaria will take part in the seminar.

Mark your diaries now and make sure to register!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Sofia!

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Konstantin DIMITROV UIA Director of Partnerships Lawyer - Member of the Sofia Bar Association Board
    Eduardo LORENZETTI MARQUES President of the UIA Foreign Investment Commission - Studio Lorenzetti Marques
    José Antonio PÉREZ BREVA President of the UIA Real Estate Law Commission - JAP
    Katerina GRAMATIKOVA President of the UIA Bulgarian National Committee - Lawyer, Dobrev & Lyutskanov
    Stefan MARCHEV Lawyer - Member of Sofia Bar Governing Board
    Hugues LETELLIER UIA International Estate Planning Commission - Duo Legal Bassano Avocats





Download the programme and the registration form.


1, Gurko Street
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
T +359 (2) 811 08 11



On or before March 12 : € 350*
After March 12 : € 400*


On or before March 12 : € 300*
After March 12 : € 350*


On or before March 12 : € 400*
After March 12 : € 450*


On or before March 12 : € 350*
After March 12: € 400*


On or before March 12 : € 110*
After March 12: € 150*

* The VAT (20%) can be applied to the amount stated above according to the European Directive 2006/112/CE of November 28, 2006. If you provide an EU VAT ID number, the VAT will not be charged. For more information, please contact the UIA.
**Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:
• Attendance at all working sessions
• Seminar documentation
• Welcome cocktail on April 11
• Coffee breaks on April 12 & 13
• Lunch on April 12
The dinner on Friday, April 12 is optional and at additional charge.

Please note that the number of places at the seminar is limited. The organisers reserve the right to refuse registrations in the event of excess applications.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working languages will be English, Bulgarian and French with simultaneous translation.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

Seminar Venue
1, Gurko Street
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
T +359 (2) 811 0811 | E reservations@grandhotelsofia.bg

Superior room:  EUR 130
Executive room: EUR 150

Double occupancy EUR 27 per night

Breakfast and taxes included
Excluding € 0.67 of tourist tax per person, per night, to be paid directly at the moment of the check out.

Reservations should be made:
- By phone: +359 (2) 811 0811 mentioning “UIA Seminar
- Online using the following booking Link and indicating the Group Attendee

Code: UIA Seminar


At 2km from the Seminar Venue
131, Maria Louisa Blvd.
1202 Sofia, Bulgaria
T +359 (2) 933 8888 |E reservations.sofia@bgprincess.com

Business Single room:  EUR 75
Business Double room:  EUR 85

Breakfast, city tax and taxes included

Please download the hotel reservation form.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than March 12, 2019. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than March 12, 2019 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than March 12, 2019.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 + VAT to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal
If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).

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